Performance Envelope Program

The objective of the Performance Envelope Program is to encourage partnerships between broadcasters and producers to create content that Canadian audiences want to consume anytime, anywhere.

The majority of the CMF’s funding is disbursed through the Performance Envelope Program.

Through this Program, the CMF allocates funding envelopes allocations to Canadian broadcasters in an amount that reflects their track record of supporting Canadian programming. Broadcasters commit these funds to Canadian projects that they believe will appeal to their viewers. Even though Broadcasters receive a funding envelope allocation, the actual funding is paid directly to the Eligible Applicants according to a payment schedule.

Please click here to learn about PERSONA-ID and how it connects with your application.

Please click here to learn more about the CMF’s resources for Persons with Disabilities/Disabled Persons that need Accessibility Support to apply for CMF funding.

Dates to remember

Performance Envelope Program

Opening Date
April 17, 2023
First Closing Date
October 16, 2023
Final Closing Date
December 7, 2023

Alternative Access to the Performance Envelope Program

First Come, First Served

Opening Date
April 17, 2023
Closing Date
December 7, 2023


  1. Read the documents in the Guidelines and References before you apply. This will help you prepare all your documentations required for funding.
  2. Make sure you are aware of the due dates for application.
  1. Download all of the appropriate application documents.
  2. Submissions are done on the Telefilm website. You will need a Dialogue account in order to apply. Once your documents are ready, you can upload them and follow the process.
  1. If your application is approved, you will receive a contract to sign as soon as all of the conditions noted in the letter of acceptance have been fulfilled (where applicable).

Click here or email [email protected] to learn more about the CMF’s specific resources for persons with disabilities that need Accessibility Support to apply for CMF funding.

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If your application has been approved and you have received a Financing Agreement, applicants must visit our Approved Application Documents page to access and download additional materials including Interim Financing, CMF logos and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

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